Income versus value

Income is what you get in return for creating value for others.

Value only comes to us when we create it for ourselves.

That’s the difference between working in a job and choosing ourselves.

Short-term doing a job and getting an income seems much safer and appealing until you realise you can get fired from your job and all the value you create goes to others.

Choosing ourselves is initially hard, it means taking a leap of faith, however, as you build value and realise it is yours it becomes a lot easier.

Also, who fires themselves?

Hard as this is, to really fulfil our purpose, we have to choose ourselves and build something others will value and miss if you didn’t do it. That will not come from an income.

Build value

‘Where’s the money in that?’ is the cry of people who need a salary and are willing to exchange their soul for money to buy trinkets.

Spend your life building value, which as it builds will provide you with all the resources you need to live a meaningful and abundant life.

Value takes longer to build but is so much more rewarding, longer-lasting and meaningful to our life.

It’s because you build long-lasting value by doing something you care about, something that matters and therefore you will create your best work. It will do the same to the people who love what you do and that’s why value is more valuable than a salary or making money.